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Delo and Smits 1997

Delo, C., and A.J. Smits, 1997: Volumetric visualization of coherent structure in a low Reynolds number turbulent boundary layer. Int. J. Fluid Dyn., 1, 3.

A low Reynolds number, zero pressure gradient, incompressible turbulent boundary layer was investigated using a volumetric imaging technique. The Reynolds number based on momentum thickness was 701; the flow was tagged with a passive scalar from two spanwise dye slots to distinguish between fluid motions originating in the inner and outer portions of the boundary layer. The resulting volumetric scalar field was interrogated using a laser sheet scanner developed for this study. Two- and three-dimensional time-dependent visualizations of a fifty volume time series are presented. In the outer portion of the boundary layer, scalar structures were observed to lie along lines in the x-z plane, inclined to the x-direction in the range ±50°. The ejection of brightly-dyed fluid packets from the near-wall region was observed to be spatially organized, and related to the passage of the large-scale scalar structures.

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@article{de08000d,
  author={Delo, C. and Smits, A. J.},
  title={Volumetric visualization of coherent structure in a low Reynolds number turbulent boundary layer},
  year={1997},
  journal={Int. J. Fluid Dyn.},
  volume={1},
  pages={3},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - de08000d
AU  - Delo, C.
AU  - Smits, A. J.
PY  - 1997
TI  - Volumetric visualization of coherent structure in a low Reynolds number turbulent boundary layer
JA  - Int. J. Fluid Dyn.
VL  - 1
SP  - 3
ER  -

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